Welcome back for another Armchair BEA post! I feel like I am missing out on so much by being stuck at home, but looking on the bright side, at least I don’t have to deal with the crowds and the expensive food at Javits! Today I’ll run through some of the books I am dying to read this year! If I had been able to go to BEA, I would have been able to scoop some of these bad boys up, and even meet some of the authors.
Remember to hop over to Armchair BEA – today there are many contests, and the opportunity to win lots of bookish prizes!
There are about 1000 books I am looking forward to this year, but I weeded through the list and came up with a Top Ten list – this was hard work!
Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter is my No. 1 most anticipated read. If it is as much fun as Heist Society, it will be very good, indeed!
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake – I will admit that the cover sucked me in on this one. I don’t care what it’s about – the cover is AWESOME.
Dark of the Moon by Tracy Barrett – Another take on Greek mythology. Enough said!
The Pledge by Kimberly Derting – This looks incredible. I have it built up so high in my mind that I am now afraid it won’t live up to my expectations!
The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen – A son of Hell and a daughter of Eve? Not quite sure what that is all about, but I want to find out!
Fury by Elizabeth Miles – Oh, look! Another book based on Greek mythology. Am I complaining? No way!
Blood on the Moon by Jennifer Knight – I don’t think the cover has been revealed yet, so you get the synopsis instead:
With a freshman year that has only just begun and a hometown hottie best friend begging to go out with her, Faith Reynolds knows that she could not ask for anything more. And in fact, Faith resists the urge to do so. Yet somehow “more” finds her in the form of a sexy, brooding classmate who has a penchant for staring everywhere near and around Faith but not directly at Faith herself.
Deliciously suspenseful and immediately addictive, Blood on the Moon features a headstrong heroine and all of the thrills, chills, and otherworldly boys with deadly charm that an age-old battle between werewolves and vampires could provide.
The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch – I am still enjoying the post-apocalyptic reads, so I can hardly wait to dig into this one.
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann – I love MG, and this one looks so, so good! Can hardly wait until this is released.
The Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon – I love books where the protagonist learns that they have a destiny, a mission in life that they have to accomplish. This one looks really good!
Special mention goes to A Dance with Dragons by George R R Martin. I have waited years for this one. I am afraid to read it though, because I think I will be waiting years for the next one!
What books are you looking forward to in 2011?